Brother 681B-UG User Manual
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Brother 681B-UG

CAUTION

WHEN CHANGING NEEDLE, BOBBIN OR LIGHT BULB, OR WHEN SEWING MACHINE IS NOT IN USE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ELECTRICAL SUPPLY IS DISCONNECTED TO AVOID ELECTRICAL HAZARDS.

CONTENTS

1. Knowing Your Sewing

Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

PRINCIPAL PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 OPERATING YOUR SEWING

MACHINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting plug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Controlling sewing speed. . . . . . . . . .5 UPPER (NEEDLE) THREAD. . . . . . . . . . . .6 LOWER (BOBBIN) THREAD. . . . . . . . . . . 7 How to wind bobbin. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 How to remove bobbin case . . . . . . . 8

How to thread and insert

bobbin case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 How to pull up lower thread . . . . . . . 9 NEEDLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 How to change the needle . . . . . . . . .9 How to check the needle . . . . . . . . . .9

RELATIVE CHART OF SEWING MATERIAL, NEEDLE AND THREAD. . . .10 EXTENSION TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 SEW-LIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 PRESSER FOOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 VARIOUS CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Stitch length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Zigzag width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pressure adjuster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Feed dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Reverse stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

THREAD TENSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Upper thread tension. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lower thread tension. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2. Straight Stitching . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

How to start sewing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 How to change sewing direction. . . . . . . 17 How to finish your sewing

project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 How to remove final sewing

from machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 How to guide and support material. . . . . 18

3. Zigzag Stitching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Simple zigzag stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Satin stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Decorative stitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

4. Using Built-inPatterns. . . . . . . .21

Triple stretch stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Blind stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Shell stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

5. Various Other Stitches. . . . . . . . .23

Buttonholes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Attaching lace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Appliquéing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Cording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Monogramming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Embroidering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Button sewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Darning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cloth guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Narrow Hemming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Zipper insertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

6. Maintenance and Care of

Your Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Removing shuttle hook . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Cleaning shuttle race . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Cleaning feed dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

OILING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 CHECK LIST FOR BETTER SEWING . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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1. Knowing Your Sewing Machine

Principal Parts

1.

Top Cover

13.

Needle Clamp Screw

2.

Zigzag Width Lever

14.

Shuttle Race cover

 

(See page 12)

15.

Drop Feed Knob (See page 14)

3.

Upper Thread Guide and Bobbin Winder

16.

Reverse Sewing Button (See page 14)

 

Tension Disc

17.

Stitch Length Dial

4.

Front Thread Guide

 

By turning this dial, you can control the

5.

Pressure Adjuster (See page 13)

 

length of the stitch.

6.

Face Plate

 

The higher the number, the longer

7.

Thread Tension Dial (See page 15)

 

the stitch (See page 12)

8.

Thread Cutter

18.

Blind Stitch & Stretch Stitch Lever

9.

Presser Foot Screw

19.

Spool Pins

10.

Presser Foot (Zigzag)

20.

Bobbin Winder Device

11.

Feed Dog (See page 14)

21.

Balance Wheel

12.

Needle Plate

22.

Stop Motion Knob

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